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Four special awards of $1000 each are presented in each category to recognize a community whose project has demonstrated excellence in a specific area. The winners are selected by a panel of judges from outside
§ Sponsors of the 2008 Environmental Stewardship Award are: Jacobowitz & Gubits; Town & Country Preferred Properties; and The Chapin Estate.
§ Sponsors of the 2008 Historic Preservation Award are: the Times Herald-Record; the Jeff Bank; and The Center for Discovery.
§ Sponsors of the 2008 Project Maintenance Award are: Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP; Kristt Company; and Barton & Loguidice, P.C.
§ Sponsors of the 2008 Showing of Flowers Award are: the Sullivan County Democrat; The Towne Crier; and the River Reporter.
NYS Senator John J. Bonacic was instrumental in obtaining funding for the five multi-year projects in Category C, as well as additional community development programs. One of the Category C projects will also receive the $50,000 “Golden Feather Grant” secured by Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.
Sponsorships have also been provided by WSUL/WVOS for Category A projects and by Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102 for Category B projects.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., the program begins at 7:45 p.m. Refreshments will be available, so please RSVP by August 6. Bottled water is donated by Leisure Time Spring Water.
Volunteers have been busy working on 46 community projects since initial grants were awarded in March. Each group meets with the judges on Friday, August 8 to present its project. The judges then visit the sites over the next two days. Twelve projects judged the most successful in completing their efforts will receive second round grants between $1000 and $10,000. All participants that finish will receive completion grants.
Additional recognitions will include: participants in the mini-grant program; school groups taking part in the “Spruce Up Your School” program; municipalities that have removed buildings or cleaned up roadsides; demonstration grants for seasonal communities; and ten projects in a new environmental demonstration grant program. Young people will be acknowledged for participating in the gardening internship program. Scholarship awards will be announced by SCCC Foundation and by
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. To register or for more information about
SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE 2008 SPONSORS
Jacobowitz & Gubits Environmental Stewardship Award – Cat A
Town & Country Preferred Properties Environmental Stewardship – Cat B
The Chapin Estate Environmental Stewardship Award – Cat C
Times Herald-Record Historical Preservation Award – Cat A
Jeff Bank Historical Preservation Award – Cat B
The Center for Discovery Historical Preservation Award – Cat C
Clough, Harbour & Associates Project Maintenance – Cat A
Kristt Company Project Maintenance Award – Cat B
Barton & Loguidice, P.C. Project Maintenance Award – Cat C
The Towne Crier Showing of Flowers Award – Cat B
The River Reporter Showing of Flowers Award – Cat C
WVOS-WSUL Cat A Program
Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102 Cat B Program
Senator John J. Bonacic Cat C Program/Silver Feather
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther Golden Feather Grant
Leisure Time Spring Water Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony
Rolling V Transportation Services Judges Transportation
Waste Management Corp. Municipal Clean Up Grant Program
Weinert Recycling Municipal Clean Up Grant Program
Thompson Sanitation Municipal Clean Up Grant Program
Sullivan First Recycling & Refuse Municipal Clean Up Grant Program
Empire Resorts Environmental Demonstration Grants